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How One Vineyard is Helping Warriors All Year Long, Especially During the Holidays
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How One Vineyard is Helping Warriors All Year Long, Especially During the Holidays

This holiday season there will be millions of bottles of wine sold. According to the Wine Institute, there are 11,496 wineries in the country, and each year there are around 949 million gallons of wine consumed. Many people like to give wine as holiday gifts, take a bottle to holiday dinner parties, or keep some on hand for when company stops by to celebrate the season. Of those wineries, there is one, Tackitt Family Vineyards, that has made the commitment to help warriors with every bottle sold.

“This holiday, people can easily help our warriors by opting for EOD Cellars wines when selecting a wine to drink or give,” explains Nicole Motsek, executive director of the EOD Warrior Foundation. “We are honored to have the support of Tackitt Family Vineyards, who give back so much. They truly appreciate all that these warriors have done for our country and make it easy for people to give back simply by purchasing their wines.”

Leon and Cindy Tackitt, owners of Tackitt Family Vineyards, offer a line of wines called EOD Cellars, and a portion of every bottle sold goes to the EOD Warrior Foundation. That money is put to good use helping warriors and their families who are in need. The foundation provides financial support to warriors who need financial assistance with everything from college scholarships for their family members to picking up the tab for therapeutic treatment to help with such conditions as post-traumatic stress disorder.

The EOD Warrior Foundation is an organization that helps the families of the 7,000 people in our military who are Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians, and perform bomb disposal duties. Engaging in the most dangerous job in the military, EOD technicians often sustain serious injuries, lose limbs, or are killed in action.

EOD Cellars wine collection includes four varieties of red wines and two types of white wines, and they are available in boxed gift sets and 6-packs. The wines are available for purchase online, as well as in select stores. The wines range in price from $21 per bottle to $32 per bottle. They have all been specially bottled to support the EOD Warrior Foundation. Tackitt Family Vineyards is a small, family-owned winery that is located in Paso Robles, California. They specialize in premium wines and offer several varietals for the EOD Cellars Wine. Specific wines in the collection include The Keeper, Basic Blaster Red, Senior Blaster Red, Master Blaster Red, Willie Pete White, and Det Cord White.

“We appreciate everything these warriors have done, and are pleased to be able to help give back,” added Leon Tackitt, winemaker and owner of Tackitt Family Vineyards. “This holiday season, every time they opt for an EOD Cellars wine, they will not only be getting a great tasting wine, but they can feel good knowing that they are also helping warriors. It’s an easy way to help others with every wine purchase.

To view the EOD Cellars wine collection, visit the Tackitt Family Vineyard site online: www.tackittfamilyvineyards.com.

The EOD Warrior Foundation helps this elite group by providing financial relief, therapeutic healing retreats, a scholarship program, care of the EOD Memorial Wall located at Eglin AFB, Fla. and more. Their work is supported by private donations and the generosity of those who support the organization.  To learn more about the EOD Warrior Foundation, or see their fundraising events calendar, visit their site at: www.eodwarriorfoundation.org.

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